Josh Turner’s I Serve A Savior earned debut placements across multiple charts, including No. 1 on Nielsen’s Country Albums Chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. The album remained Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart for 17 consecutive weeks and it continues to be Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart since its Oct. 26 release. Now, the “musically brilliant” (Worship Musician) album is available on vinyl beginning March 8. Pre-order available now including exclusive packages, autographed options and more. Click HERE for additional information.
“There is a specialness to vinyl records,” shares Turner. “Even today with the newer records being made into vinyl it has that vintage feel. I think a lot people are getting back into that now. It’s introducing the younger generation to that way of listening to music. It’s more simple and takes a lot of the technology aspect out of it. It’s still cool to go through my vinyl collection and throw one on the turntable and listen to one, it takes you back in time in a sense.”
I Serve A Savior marks Turner’s first appearance on Billboard’s Christian charts and it is his eighth top ten appearance on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the multi-platinum-selling singer.
Adding a new dimension to the GRAMMY® nominee’s already acclaimed career, the faith-based collection produced by Kenny Greenburg includes hand-picked hymns, alongside brand-new originals and live recordings of some of Turner’s most memorable hits including “Me and God” and “Long Black Train.” A portion of the 90-minute live performance DVD released in addition to the project will continue to air this month on numerous networks throughout the U.S. and Canada. Click HERE for more information on networks and air times.
In addition to his regular touring, Turner is performing as part of the unique Nashville House Concerts Live at War Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, March 7 and he will be returning to Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry House for an Opry performance and in-store signing this Friday, March 8 at 7pm. For tickets and more information, go to www.JoshTurner.com.
About Josh Turner:
With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has scored multiple GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Awards nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, topped more than 1.7 billion in global streaming and populated radio with such memorable hits as “Hometown Girl,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “Long Black Train.”
With his latest, I Serve A Savior, Turner adds an exciting new dimension to his already acclaimed career. I Serve A Savior is a thoughtful gospel collection that finds Turner’s rich, distinctive baritone paired with timeless classics including “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Your Faithfulness,” as well as introducing originals including the title track, “I Serve A Savior,” and “The River (of Happiness),” written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton.
Turner is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists, and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Turner has been an Opry member for over 10 years and he recently reveled in his 150th performance on the famed Opry circle.
The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a child, and in support of music education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.
Josh Turner (vinyl records) OC: …to begin with. 1:15
“I remember the first vinyl I ever owned was probably this Hank Williams Greatest Hits record that my daddy owned. He passed it down to me, and my mama had a lot of vinyl records in our house growing up, so I listened to a lot of those too. So, there were vinyl records in my house growing up, but the first one I seem to remember actually buying, I was probably, I was already in my teens and I had been into what was going on on country radio during that time and I had a bunch of cassettes and I started buying CDs and all that kind of stuff. But, when I started wanting to dig into the older stuff, the only way I could really access that back then was actually going to antique stores and rummaging through vinyl records there. I remember buying stuff like Johnny Cash’s San Quentin record and Loretta Lynn’s Coal Miner’s Daughter and just all of those classic records that you associate with certain country legends. And so, that’s where I kind of started buying vinyl records to begin with.”
my daddy’s mama would babysit me. I called her Granny, and she had a huge record collection in her house, and most of her records were either southern gospel or bluegrass or country, a lot of the Opry stars. I remember her having records from Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb and Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings and the Osborne Brothers and the Stanley Brothers and there’s just all the southern gospel quartets that were out back in those days. I acquired a good many of those records, I’m proud to say, but she always had some kind of music like that going in her house, and it was just that rootsy, earthy, Americana style, just real traditional country music, bluegrass, gospel kind of music, and that’s kind of where my foundation was laid musically.”